Welcome to the South Australian historical vehicle registration data page. This page contains all the registration information for South Australian motor vehicles from the first issued plate, SA No.1 issued to Dr Hargraves in 1907 to SA No.15744 issued to B.C. Watson in 1922. Note Motorcycles and Horse drawn vehicles do not appear in this database.

The list was originally compiled by Mr. George H. Brooks (see https://motor.history.sa.gov.au/discover/george-brooks-library-and-learning-centre/,) and was gleaned from various sources, including SA Motor; a journal published by the South Australian Royal Automobile Association, the pictorial collections of the State Library of South Australia and other material compiled, at the time, by interested parties.

With an interest in veteran and vintage motor vehicles George made it his life’s work to collect and collate the South Australian registration numbering system.

Notes:

Like all historical research the records are continually open to review and should you find an anomaly, which you are able to back up with supporting evidence, we would be interested to hear from you, please contact NMMCurators@history.sa.gov.au and tag the Subject line: SA Rego.

George Brooks was able to source and copy a large number of images of these vehicles, which relate to the registration numbers here. If you would like an image of the vehicle please send an email to NMMCurators@history.sa.gov.au and tag the Subject line: SA Rego – Images. We will do our best to find the image of your vehicle and get back to you. Please note not all SA registered vehicles before 1922 have images related to them.

We are not able to undertake individual vehicle registration searches for vehicles outside the 1907 to 1922 date. If you wish to make further enquiries, related to the dates outside this period, please refer to https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/registration/vehicle-registration/check-a-vehicles-registration-expiry-date, or write to Plate Administration, Service SA, Road and Marine Services, Department for Infrastructure and Transport, GPO Box 1533, Adelaide, South Australia 5001 or for telephone enquiries 1300 557 316. Full records prior to approximately 1980 are no longer available, partial records are available for the period from 1969 to 1980, however these records are only those that required departmental alteration, within that time period. Those that did not require alteration do not appear.

Note: all registration enquires are subject to the privacy regulations, within the South Australian, Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

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Title Year Plate Make
Colley, K.L, Glenelg, Wolsely 20 March 1907. 176 Wolsely 20
182 – Empire Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd, Hindmarsh Sq., Trade numbers March 1907. 177 Trade numbers
White, A.W.T. Malvern., De Dion 12/14 March 1907. 183 De Dion 12/14
Borthwick, Dr.E.L. Payneham., De Dion 9 March 1907. 184 De Dion 9
Wark, J. jun. Port Adelaide., Frick 7 March 1907. 185 Frick 7
Osborne, R.E.P. Clarence Park., De Dion 10 March 1907. 186 De Dion 10
Wood, Son & Co., G. North Terrace,, De Dion 8 March 1907. 187 De Dion 8
Edyvean, E.D. Kadina., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 188 Oldsmobile 5
Bruce, W.H. Grote Street., Darracq 8 March 1907. 189 Darracq 8
Rowell, J.L. Yankalilla., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 190 Oldsmobile 7
Marshall, J.C. Adelaide., Minerva 16 March 1907. 191 Minerva 16
Hall, C.A.E. Kadina., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 192 Oldsmobile 7
Bowman, K.D. Poltallock., De Dion 8 March 1907. 193 De Dion 8
Bowman, K.D. Poltallock., Daimler 40 March 1907. 194 Daimler 40
Smith, G.F.N. Kersbrook., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 195 Oldsmobile 7
Nicholls, G.G. Maitland., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 196 Oldsmobile 5
Morrie, Dr.E.W. Semaphore., De Dion 10 March 1907. 197 De Dion 10
Coombe, E.H.S. Brompton., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 198 Oldsmobile 7
Warnes„ C.B. Burra., Wolseley 6 March 1907. 199 0
Cohen, V. North Terrace., De Dion 8 March 1907. 200 De Dion 8
Earle, C.J. Grenfell St., Speedwell 8 March 1907. 201 Speedwell 8
Uffindell, H.W. Moonta., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 202 Oldsmobile 7
Fisher, F.W. Saints., Humberette 6 March 1907. 203 Humberette 6
Paull, R.H. Kadina., Humberette 5 March 1907. 204 Humberette 5
Healy, Patrick. Glenelg., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 205 Oldsmobile 5
Hogarth, Thomas. Ardrossan., Pope-Tribune 6 March 1907. 206 Pope-Tribune 6
Lellmann, Julius. Halifax Street., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 207 Oldsmobile 5
McCoy, George. Grange., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 208 Oldsmobile 7
Smyth, Dr.R. Petersburg., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 209 Oldsmobile 7
215 – Eyes & Crowle Pirie Street., Trade numbers March 1907. 210 0
Dolling, A.H. Port Broughton., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 216 Oldsmobile 5
Ohlmeyer, C.H.A. Tanunda., Buckboard ½ March 1907. 217 Buckboard ½
Kinmont, Dr.E. Port Lincoln., De Dion 6 March 1907. 218 De Dion 6
S.A. Railways Commissioner. Adelaide., Delivery van 15 March 1907. 219 0
Cruttenden, J.H. Alberton., Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 220 Oldsmobile 7
Bennett, Dr.T.C. Crystal Brook., Rambler 12/16 March 1907. 221 Rambler 12/16
Wurm, G.A. Stansbury., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 222 Oldsmobile 5
Hendrickson, D.W. Norwood., Swift 5 March 1907. 223 Swift 5
Hampton, Charles. Brown Street., Humberette 5 March 1907. 224 Humberette 5
Rodda, W.C. Kadina., Humberette 5 March 1907. 225 Humberette 5
Netter, Nathan. Hindley Street., De Dion 6 March 1907. 226 De Dion 6
Stuckey, M. North Adelaide., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 227 Oldsmobile 5
Wright, G.M. Port Pirie., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 228 Oldsmobile 5
Juttner, Dr.F.J.E. Tanunda., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 229 Oldsmobile 5
Grimmond, George. Nailsworth., Grimmond 9 March 1907. 230 Grimmond 9
Dale C.C. Birkenhead., Dechamps 8 March 1907. 231 0
Bruce, A.H. Richmond., Rover 3½ March 1907. 232 Rover 3½
Jeffery, G. North Adelaide., Oldsmobile 5 March 1907. 233 Oldsmobile 5
Gunn, William. Land Station., Oldsmobile 10 March 1907. 234 Oldsmobile 10
McDonald, William Glenross Station, Oldsmobile 7 March 1907. 235 Oldsmobile 7